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To late to lay crabgrass pre emergent control

venecular

LawnSite Member
Location
Atlanta
If you miss the time frame to lay the crabgrass pre emergent what can be done to stop the pesty crabgrass. Besides spending hours picking each weed by hand.
 
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venecular

LawnSite Member
Location
Atlanta
I have my own business in lawncare and not yet licensed but I do not spray pesticides on my clients yards. Just my own... Thanks for the info...l
 

TurfProSTL

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
The 19th hole
I would think you still have time (even in ATL) to apply Dimension (pre- and post-emergent qualities) or Drive (post- and pre-).....
 

meets1

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
NW, Iowa
In our area, we shoot to have all 1st rounds done by the end of April into 1st week in may. Then we turn around and start on round 2. I use drive, good product, but expensive!
 

bugspit

LawnSite Senior Member
I heard that the ground temp should be 50 degrees or warmer for pre-emergents to work.
A meat thermoeter will work for that.
 

lawnguy26

LawnSite Member
Location
Florida
when is it to late to apply Dimension? heard it wouldn't work if soil temp is to high!?
 
Originally posted by LwnmwrMan22
Or just look at the lilacs... they bloom when the ground temp gets to 50 degrees.
Thats just for your region...........down in the south lilacs havent even though of blooming yet and we have had weeks of 80-90 degree weather already, crabgrass has already emerged and growing rampant, selective post emergent is the only hope now, way too late to apply a pre-m.
 
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